Jorge B. Vargas

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Jorge B. Vargas
Vargas (in white) with Japanese General Homma, 1943
Prime Minister of the Philippines
De Facto
In office
October 14, 1943 – August 17, 1945
PresidentJosé P. Laurel
Preceded byPedro A. Paterno
Succeeded byFerdinand E. Marcos
Presiding Officer of the Philippine Executive Commission
In office
January 23, 1942 – October 14, 1943[1]
Governor-GeneralMasaharu Homma
Shizuichi Tanaka
Shigenori Kuroda
Preceded byHimself
As Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration
Succeeded byJosé P. Laurel (as President)
Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration
In concurrent capacity with the mayoralty of Manila
In office
December 22, 1941 – January 23, 1942
Appointed byManuel Quezon
Succeeded byHimself
As Presiding Officer of the Philippine Executive Commission
1st Mayor of the City of Greater Manila
In concurrent capacity with the headship of the Civilian Emergency Administration
In office
December 24, 1941 – January 26, 1942
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byLeon Guinto, Sr.
Secretary of National Defense
In office
December 11, 1941 – December 22, 1941
Appointed byManuel Quezon
Preceded byManuel Quezon
in concurrent capacity as President
Succeeded byBasilio Valdez
Executive Secretary
In office
January 30, 1936 – December 11, 1941
Appointed byManuel Quezon
Preceded byPost created
Succeeded byManuel Roxas
Vice Mayor of Manila
In office
January 1, 1932 – January 4, 1940
Appointed byManuel Quezon
Preceded byJuan Posadas, Jr.
Succeeded byCarmen Planas
Director-General of the Philippine Carnival Association
In office
Preceded byVicente Morente
Succeeded byArsenio Luz
Personal details
Jorge Bartolomé Vargas y Celis

(1890-08-24)August 24, 1890
Bago, Negros Occidental, Captaincy General of the Philippines
DiedFebruary 22, 1980(1980-02-22) (aged 89)
Manila, Philippines
Political partyNacionalista
Other political
KALIBAPI (1942–1945)
Spouse(s)Marina Yulo
Adelaida Montilla Peña
ParentsÁngel Tiongco Vargas (father)
Filomena Trinidad Celis (mother)
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines Diliman (BA, LL.B)

Jorge B. Vargas (August 24, 1890 – February 22, 1980) was Philippine politician. He was Chairman of Philippine Executive Commission from 1942 to 1943.

In January 30, 1936 he was Executive Secretary of Philippine Presidents Manuel Quezon. December 22, 1941 to January 23, 1942, he was Head of the Civilian Emergency Administration and Mayor of Manila. In 1941 he was appointed to Secretary of National Defense.

He was also the first Filipino member of the International Olympic Committee.[2]

He was one of the charter members of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines in 1936.[3] In 1949 he became the BSP's President and Chief Scout. He was in the position of National President until 1961. He became a member of the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 1951 to 1957.

References[change | change source]

  1. Appointed by Manuel L. Quezon as head of the Civilian Emergency Administration, December 30, 1941; then appointed by Masaharu Homma as head of government, January 23, 1942
  2. "Philippine Olympic Committee". Archived from the original on 2013-03-05. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  3. On My Honor, Boy Scouts of the Philippines, 2001, p. 136-137.